Business Office Budget Update
BY HEATHER OAKLEY
The Libraries are in the process of finalizing the FY10 budget. We’re working within some very specific guidelines from the University — including the need to cut 2% from the operating budget — to produce the most fiscally-responsible budget we possibly can. I have been working individually with units to discuss ways to trim our spending and better allocate the resources we have. I appreciate all of our staff for their efforts to save money this past year. I know it has not been easy, but we have made some progress.
Currently, the dean, associate deans and I are reviewing the budgets to determine if additional savings are needed. There is still time to have expenses charged to the current fiscal year, but certain deadlines apply. If you are planning to purchase something from the FY09 budget and want to make sure it is paid accordingly, please contact the business office.
The Libraries final budget is due to the University Budget and Fiscal Planning Office on June 2 and will be reviewed and approved by the Provost’s office to become effective July 1, 2009. Once I learn the approved allocations, I will be communicating that information back to the units. In the meantime, for Business Office resources including forms, payroll information and travel information, please visit the Business Office’s intranet page: http://intranet.lib.purdue.edu/display/Business/Home.
Undergrad Converts Service Desks to Create the iDesk
BY LINDA ROSE & ANN O'DONNELL
Over the interim week, the Hicks Undergraduate Library converted their three services desks (Reference, Circulation/Reserves, and the DLC equipment check out) into one main service point. For years, the staff had noticed that it was hard for patrons to make a clear distinction between the three points of service. Patrons will now be able to use the iDesk, which was previously the Circulation Desk, for their reference, circulation, and equipment checkout needs.
Beyond the easier accessibility to our services, another goal of this conversion is developing the Libraries’ relationship with other entities. The Digital Learning Collaboratory (DLC), which opened in 2002, is a joint ITaP endeavor that enables students, faculty, and staff to have access to various types of media equipment and software. With the conversion of the three service desks into one central service point, the DLC equipment has moved into the space behind the iDesk. The UGRL staff is now providing support for the equipment with help from ITaP student workers.
Dawn Stahura working at the iDesk in UGRL
2009 ACE Graduates
Three Libraries staff members are celebrating their graduation from ACE. The two-year Accomplished Clerical Excellence (ACE) Program offers clerical staff an opportunity to enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and develop a valuable peer network. This year’s graduates include: Terry Wade, EAS, Jessie Moorefield, BUS, and Becki Corbin, PUP.
Susan Davis, program coordinator, says, “It’s terrific to have the ACE graduates featured in the news! I know that Terry has been a long term library staff member and Jessie has recently been promoted. Becki Corbin has been great with arranging printed materials for the graduation ceremony and her role at the University Press gave her expertise that makes our graduation programs extra special this year. The Libraries’ investment in staff is impressive since this is such a long term program and requires commitment of both the participant and their work group.”
These graduating seniors were recognized by Dean Mullins for their dedicated service to the Purdue Libraries.
RUCHIKA AGRAWAL, HSSE
Books will be ordered in each student’s area of study and placed in the coordinating library. Each book will bear a name plate honoring that student.
Students Develop Common Reading Program Marketing Materials for Incoming Freshmen
The first year of Purdue’s Common Reading Program is underway. From June 16-July 10 during the Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration (STAR) program (formerly known as Day on Campus), all incoming freshmen and transfer students will be receiving a copy of this year’s selection Stealing Buddha’s Dinner.
To help promote the program and to encourage students to attend events that tie in with the book selection, students in Robin Clair’s COM 456 course Advertising Writing developed a series of marketing materials for the program. The students received an engagement grant from the Office of the Provost to cover printing costs, and designed bookmarks, posters, Citybus ads, and created storyboards for television spots. The bookmarks and posters will be printed this month and distributed to libraries and campus locations.
The Common Reading Program is co-sponsored by the Libraries and Student Access, Transition and Success programs (SATS). A copy of the book is available on reserve or reference in each campus library, with the largest number of copies available in the Undergraduate Library.
Libraries representation on the campus-wide committee includes Amy Van Epps, who is helping coordinate assessment of the initiative, and Kayla Gregory, who is overseeing the marketing. Sharon Weiner, the W. Wayne Booker Chair for Information Literacy, will fill Marianne Ryan’s role as co-chair of the group when she comes to Purdue in June.
For more information about the program, visit www.purdue.edu/sats/commonreading.
University Copyright Office Debuts New Web Site
BY DONNA FERULLO
Thanks to Adrienne Leitner and Matt Riehle for their invaluable assistance in the design and development of the updated Copyright Office Web site. Check it out.
BY JANE KINKUS
Today’s topic is using non-duplexing printers to print on both sides of the paper.
I tried this technique with my hp LaserJet 1150 printer and it worked! This method takes a few seconds longer, but uses 75% less paper. Give it a try. And thanks, Matt!
Off the shelf
Libraries in the news
Purdue Alumnus, May/June 2009
Interim & Summer Hours
Lafayette Farmer's Market
Sagamore West Farmer's Market
Marianne Stowell Bracke, LIFE, has been elected to the position of Director of the USAIN Executive Council. USAIN stands for US Agriculture Information Network. Her term is from 2009 - 2011.
Sammie Morris, ASC, has been elected Chair of the Manuscript Repositories Section of the Society of American Archivists. Her term begins in August 2009.
Libraries Staff a - Z
RAE LYN BOES
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job and why?
Q. How long have you worked in the Libraries and at Purdue?
Q. What is one unforgettable experience that has happened to you or your coworkers while working in the library?
Q. What’s your favorite book, Web site, movie, or database?
Q. Have you been in all the Purdue Libraries?
Q. Coffee, tea, water, or soft drink?
Q. What do you like to do for fun?
Q. What Library teams or groups do you serve on?
Q. Feel free to include any information about yourself that you would like to share with the staff.
Q. What Library do you work in?
Q. What do you like about the Purdue Libraries?
Q. What’s your favorite book?
Q. If you could add a class to Purdue’s curriculum, what would it be?
Q. What’s the best birthday present you’ve received?
Q. Do you use Facebook or MySpace?
Q. Who would like to meet and have dinner with?
Q. Future plans?
If you would like to feature one of your student assistants, please contact Teresa Brown.
On a recent visit to the HSSE Library Derek Kirbow, M.A. Political Science alumus, said, "Purdue has one of the best library systems in the nation."
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